Re: Installing own packages with aptitude
Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
I would like to install some selfmade or downloaded packages on my system
using apt or aptitude. These are packages, which are experimental or
3rd-party (like my printer driver), and which is no repository for.
All packages are installable with dpkg -i by hand, and all packages shall
reside in a special directory (i.e. /var/cache/apt/archive2/ ).
How must be the syntax in /etc/apt/sources.list ? I suppose, it is something
deb file:///var/cache/apt/archive2/ ./
Is there a way to install those packages, even it has the wrong architecture ?
If I do it manually this is working of course, (using
dpkg -i --force-architecture) , but is there a way to handle it
The background is, that the closed-source-driver for my printer (Brother
MFC210c) is only available as an I386-package, but not as an amd64-package.
Although, it is working perfectly on amd64-systems !
This is not my best effort: I sent this to Hans by mistake, resent it
but to the wrong list. Now, hopefully, I have sent this to the right
list. Original messages following:
Sorry I sent this to you by mistake. I resent this to the list:
I only know one part of what you ask: dpkg -i --force-architecture
see dpkg --help and dpkg --force-help
I use this to install skype (ony 32bit version available) and a few
things which it depends on (also 32bit versions)
Damon L. Chesser